Jamie Ricks

Program Director - Obama Youth Jobs Corps

Jamie joined Urban Alliance in July of 2021. Before joining Urban Alliance, she worked as a crisis therapist at the University of Chicago hospital. She has a background in higher education which includes managing federal TRIO programs and developing student programs and activities. Jamie also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA where she worked in the Office of the Mayor of Chicago to increase the capacity of nonprofits through volunteer engagement.

Jamie received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University. She is a former employee of Urban Alliance and is excited to return to the organization to continue working with Chicago youth.